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In a legal job, you’ll argue on behalf of people, companies or governments when disagreements arise over the law.

Legal work involves researching and analyzing legal issues and then explaining the law to your clients. When clients decide to act, you’ll deliver their arguments in court or by writing letters to the disagreeing parties.

In a small law office, an attorney’s job might include criminal and civil cases. In a large firm, lawyers tend to focus on a specialty area of criminal or civil law, such as immigration law or personal-injury cases. Other attorney careers are in the public sector where jobs include working as a criminal or civil prosecutor, an investigator or a regulator.

In a paralegal job or legal assistant job, you’ll help attorneys by doing investigations, research and administrative tasks.

Legal Job Market


Legal job opportunities are expected to grow 11 percent from 2010 to 2020, which is about the same as the average for all jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Demand for attorneys might fall because companies are using large accounting firms or paralegals to do the jobs attorneys used to do.

Legal jobs in the public sector are influenced by local, state and federal budgets. When those are cut, public legal jobs can decline. In addition, law schools are producing more lawyers than needed for the current number of legal job openings, so some recent graduates are having a hard time finding full-time legal employment.

Paralegal jobs will grow 18 percent, about as fast as other occupations between 2010 and 2020, the BLS says. Because paralegal salaries are lower than attorney salaries, law firms and corporations push to have paralegals do as much of the work as possible. However, when the workload drops, law firms want attorneys working on cases so they can bill clients, a practice that decreases demand for paralegals.

Legal Salaries


The median lawyer salary was $113,310 in 2011, the BLS says. The median salary for paralegals was $46,730 in 2011.

Those earning the most during their legal careers are usually partners, work at large firms or work in high-cost cities. Lawyers who own their own practices usually make less than partners, the BLS says.
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Merrill Corporation is currently seeking an experienced Records Leadd. Successful candidates will be detailed-oriented, hard-working, organized and a customer service orientated team player. Professional activities within our full service Records Management operation include, but are not limited to: • Providing superb, proactive customer service to all levels within the law firm environment • M...
Description IN AN EFFORT TO PROVIDE A MORE HEALTHY, SAFE AND SATISFYING ENVIRONMENT TO OUR EMPLOYEES, INDIVIDUALS TO WHOM JOB OFFERS ARE EXTENDED MAY UNDERGO NICOTINE TESTING AS A PART OF THE PRE-EMPLOYMENT PROCESS. The position will be responsible for producing financial and regulatory filings on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis as required. Reports will include continuous tracking of cont...
TruGreen® is the nation's largest and most comprehensive provider of lawn services. Headquartered in Memphis, TN, we have more than 245 branches throughout the country. Although we are national in reach and reliability, we have a small company feel as our highly trained professionals live and work in the communities they serve. As with our customers, we are committed to providing personalized att...
Description: Bring us your experience, your head for strategy, your strength with relationships and your eye for opportunity. In return we offer an unmatched place to grow and develop your career among a richly diverse group of businesses driven by the power and stability of a leading health care organization. Come help us heal and strengthen the health care system as you do your life's best work...
Description: Bring us your experience, your head for strategy, your strength with relationships and your eye for opportunity. In return we offer an unmatched place to grow and develop your career among a richly diverse group of businesses driven by the power and stability of a leading health care organization. Come help us heal and strengthen the health care system as you do your life's best work...
For more than 130 years, the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies has been delivering exceptional property and casualty insurance products and services to businesses and individuals around the world. Today, we are the 12th largest property and casualty insurer in the United States and have a worldwide network of some 120 offices in 26 countries staffed by 10,200 employees. The Chubb Corporation rep...
Description: Position Description: Energize your career with one of Healthcare's fastest growing companies. You dream of a great career with a great company where you can make an impact and help people. We dream of giving you the opportunity to do just this. And with the incredible growth of our business, it's a dream that definitely can come true. Already one of the world's leading Healthcare ...
Description: Position Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm) normal">Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care sta...
Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm) The Network Contract Manager develops the provider network (physicians, hospitals, pharmacie...
CORPORATE TAX MANAGER MINOT, ND 58701 Visit http://www.iret.com/careers for a complete job description and to submit an application and resume. Click Image to View Ad provided by The Minot Daily News...
COMPANY OVERVIEW: Vital, a Toshiba Medical Systems Group Company, is a market leader in advanced visualization software solutions for physicians and healthcare specialists. The company's sophisticated technology gives radiologists, cardiologists, oncologists and other medical specialists productivity and communications tools that can be accessed throughout the enterprise and via the Web at anytim...
COMPANY OVERVIEW: Vital Images, Inc., a Toshiba Medical Systems Group Company, is a market leader in advanced visualization software solutions for physicians and healthcare specialists. The company's sophisticated technology gives radiologists, cardiologists, oncologists and other medical specialists productivity and communications tools that can be accessed throughout the enterprise and via the ...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist-9687141116 Description Ethicon, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is currently recruiting for a Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist to be located in Somerville, New Jersey. The Ethicon business offers a broad range of products, platforms and technologies-including sutures, hemo...
Kemper at a glance Kemper Corporation, with $8 billion in assets, is one of the nation's leading insurers. The Kemper family of companies specializes in property and casualty insurance and life and health insurance products for individuals, families and small businesses. Rated A- (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company, the leading insurance industry rating authority, Kemper ranks in the top 25 persona...
Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm) The Senior Network Contract Manager develops the provider network (physicians, hospitals, ph...
Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm) The Senior Network Contract Manager develops the provider network (physicians, hospitals, ph...
Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm) The Network Contract Manager develops the provider network (physicians, hospitals, pharmacie...
We are seeking a legal dynamic Site Manager for one of our law firm locations in Palo Alto, CA. The ideal candidate for this position will have experience managing people over several shifts, with a strong knowledge of copy, mail, fax, scan, supplies and hospitality services. All candidates should possess previous experience in a comparable position with management responsibility. · Extensive cl...
Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. has an opening for a Litigation Associate Attorney to join the firm’s Belleville, IL office. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of litigation experience, medical malpractice defense preferred. Excellent analytical writing and communication skills with a strong academic record desired. Candidates must also be licensed to practice in both Illinois and Missouri....
Position: Systems Developer- Back End (4045927) Duration: 9+months Location, Santa Clara, CA We are currently looking for a "Systems Developer- Back End " position with our direct client, which is a Fortune 50 company based in Cupertino. This is the largest and most valuable consumer electronics company in the world today which makes cutting edge smart phones, personal computers & music player...

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